Friday, 28 November 2014

My Pathetic M&M Cookies


I found these in my drawer. I don't know how they got there. 


And this.



Oh. Now I remember. These are little baits. For when my clients bring their very young children to my office. Children are generally terrified of me. Why? Don't ask me. Ask them. I have to entice them with candies to come near me so that I can pinch their cheeks. Oh. That's why they are terrified of me.



It's been a while since any kiddo has stepped into my lair. Besides, the candies were going to expire soon and I had to do something with them. That's when I spotted Monica's Malted Chocolate Candy Cookies - my solution to disposing of my candy stash.



I snapped the Cadbury chocolates into two before unwrapping them. That was a lot easier and neater than chopping them. In our tropical climate, chocolate melts easily and makes a big sticky mess.



Then it all went into the cookie batter. My M&Ms were kept in the fridge which was probably not such a good idea. When taken out, condensation took place and the colours bled. I even managed to crack an M&M or two.



It was fun though placing the M&Ms onto the cookies dough. Took me back to my kindergarten days. When I played with plasticine and pretended I was making cookies. 



The cookies turned out alright. Just that I wish I had done a better job. And I didn't like the blueberry flavour of the Cadbury chocolate. But it was not too bad as I did enjoy a cookie or two. 



These cookies are crisp around the edges and soft in the centre when fresh from the oven. I like. But become chewy once cooled. Don't like :(



I am keeping in view this recipe with other combinations of candy. Definitely nothing with blueberry flavour. And I am so glad to get rid of my candies :) I am not posting the recipe I adapted from Monica's as I did not do the adjustments very well. But if you are interested, please go to A Beautiful Mess to check out Monica's cookies and her two very cute kids. How I wish I could pinch their cheeks.

48 comments:

  1. Hahaha, actually for the first time in your blog... I do think your cookies look a bit pathetic.. like what would appear if I am the one making them :D
    I hate aunties who like pinching my cheeks when I was little!

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    1. Me too! But now I have become like those aunties :D

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  2. Or maybe u have a fierce look? They scare to go near you, hehe...

    As long as chocolate, i loves, hehe...

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    1. Yah, when I forget to smile I look very grumpy hee..hee..

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  3. I think it is because you love to pinch their chubby cheeks that scares them off. But with these lovely cookies I am sure they wouldn't mind haha

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    1. Nancy, when they see chocolate they forget everything :)

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  4. I won't go near Aunty Phong Hong too because I know she won't be able to resist pinching my chubby cheeks! Hahahahaha.... Haiyoh, siap kena rasuah baru budak nak pergi kat you eh? Hihihi... ada ada saja this Phong Hong tau.

    Your cookies sure look lovely to me. Tak banyak crack. I did once, tapi macam tak berapa cantik pun. Hmmm..

    Psstt Phong Hong... are these cookies sweet? Can't stand anything that is too sweet. I don't like chewy cookies either. :D Same boat eh? Cannot share one house, nanti semua pun tak cukup sebab kena divide among the two of us! Hahahaha....

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    1. meh..meh..Mama, biar auntie Phong Hong cuuubit... hee..hee... These cookies tasted ok except for that stupid blueberry flavour. It is a bit sweet because of the Horlicks. It is quite nice to have chocolate chunks in the cookies but I wish that the cookie is crunchy instead of chewy. Kalau kita dok serumah, you bake your portion, I bake my portion. Pas tu, exchange half-half. Baru tak gaduh hee..hee...

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  5. I guess if you hand these cookies to distribute to the children, they will sure sapu habis all for you!

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    1. Mel, I hope so. If not, I will be so sad if my cookies tak laku :D

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  6. Good morning sweetie.. Where got pathetic? Aiyo, don't la give such a title to your lovely cookies.. I love it at first glance leh.. They look so pretty, I could eat 50 pieces! But I have to say I don't like the blueberry chocolate flavour in my chocolate cookies kua.. Eh, those M&M's and Cadbury chocolates ahh, ala, if wana get rid of them, just pop them in your mouth and kudap-kudap, cannot ahh?
    If you didn't mention they became chewy later, nobody would know also.. I was laughing when you said kids are terrified of you and dare not come near you.. Sounds like visiting a doctor.. They always have candies on their table to lure kids not to cry, haha..

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    1. Hi Louiz! They are pathetic because the shape is not nice and also did not taste as good as I expected. Also I don't like chewy cookies. But I will try baking again and this time no blueberry flavour!

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  7. I don't think it will be pathetic...to kids at least....when M & M's are involved. They're so colourful and pretty...the kids will still gobble them up, I'm sure! :)

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    1. I think so too but I didn't test them out on kids hee..hee..

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  8. Hey Phong Hong, colourful M&M on chocolate cookies also Christmassy leh !
    Hee hee ... chewy not, just distribute to kids and the will munch munch all ^-^!

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    1. Karen, too bad there were no kids around to be my guinea pigs LOL!

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  9. Look perfect to me. Send them over if you're not happy with them. Hehehehehe!!!!

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  10. They look good though! Hahaha

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    1. Yes, they do with the colourful M&Ms :)

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  11. OMG - they look absolutely cute, I think my son would love them too!
    this is a good idea to copy:) I hope you don't mind:)

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    1. Ola, no problem! Yes, your son would love these :)

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  12. great creativity. bet kids will love them. as long as they see m&m word!

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    1. Hi Irvine! Yeah, kids will find these appealing.

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  13. errr, pathetic ke?? no leh, looks fine to me leh actually, haha!! I've bought the real M&M's cookie from the supermarket and they look more pathetic than yours!! haha.. at least yours comes in whole pieces and the M&M's are still nicely "embedded" on the cookies.. and chewy cookies?? chewy like those from Subway?? I actually have no problem with that, indeed I find that nice!! :p

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    1. Really? hee..hee.. Too bad I don't like chewy cookies. I love those that crunch!

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  14. So nice, I love these M&M cookies, I bet my girls will like them too.

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    1. Yannie, this will be popular with kids :)

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  15. Hi Phong Hong,
    You remind me of one auntie (a neighbour) whom I was terrified of, when I was a child. I was a chubby kid, and you know, chubby kids have chubby cheeks! Haha! She loves to pinch my cheeks and it was painful, so I would run each time I saw her coming from far! My sisters would warn me, if they saw her coming! Cheek-pinching can be very painful!
    I am not a fan of M&M, but they do look nice in cookies. Though my family prefers crispy cookies, they will also sapu the chocolaty chewy ones. :)


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    1. Hi Joyce! I have had my fair share of cheeks being pinched too hee..hee.. But now I have become one of those terrifying aunties. But I don't pinch so hard because I know it hurts :)

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  16. This is the best way to use goodies that are about to expire! This looks so good!

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  17. Looks good, I am a fan of M&M's!

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  18. Hehe nice ma your cookies... where got pathetic ah.... kids will like these for sure... so colorful!

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    1. Thanks, Yen! Too bad there were no kids around to test these.

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  19. I like to eat chewy cookies so please send them over. Yes!

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    1. Mun, sorry no more already hee..hee...

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  20. cannot let my kids see this, they sure will ask for some heeheehee

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    1. Jess, don't let them see hee..hee...If not you will be very busy LOL!

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  21. Hi Phong Hong, are these for kids? Looks so attractive and crispy but I can only KIV the recipe. Do you know that my teeth and gums are still hurting after consuming too much of the very, very sweet and ice cold desserts in Thailand. Hope the recovery is fast.

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    1. Hi Kimmy! The effect of high sugar content is so powerful. Nowadays, lots of food/drinks are too sweet for me too. That's why wherever possible I ask for plain water at the restaurant. Your gums should recover since you are back to healthy foods.

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  22. Ok la...not pathetic at all..I don't mind having a bite at it ...:)

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    1. Chris, I don't mind giving to you and your kids might like them :)

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  23. High Five....Never understood the concept of chewy cookies either! Cookies should be crispy.....just chuck them back into the oven and bake again for another 5 mins should do the trick.

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    1. I did try baking longer but they got too brown. And still became chewy most likely due to the recipe. I note that most Americans prefer chewies.

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  24. Hi Phong Hong,

    I can't imagine that kids are afraid of you... Show them your blog and tell them that you can bake very well for kids :D

    Pathetic cookies??? Why got??? M&M cracks easily with difference in temperature... Common lah, not pathetic :D

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe! Once I was on a flight and looked up to see a very cute little boy peeking at me. The moment he saw me he started crying so loud!

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